Bolbitis (Bolbitis Heudelotii)

Bolbitis (Bolbitis Heudelotii)
Plant Type:
Spreading Rhizome or creeping stem; epiphyte or epilith; fern
15-40 cm tall and wide
Carbon Dioxide (CO2):
10 to 40 mg/l
18 to 27 °C / 22 to 25 °C (Optimum)

Bolbitis heudelotii is an aquatic fern that works great as an aquarium plant. Bolbitis heudelotii takes a huge variety of conditions from low to excessive light. Bolbitis heudelotii can be used in a lot of locations in the planted aquarium from attaching it to driftwood and rocks, to naked root planting inside the substrate. Bolbitis heudelotii is a local to Africa.

The pinnate, dark green, transparent leaves make this plant a lovely addition to nearly any aquarium layout. Of all of the aquatic ferns cultivated inside the hobby, Bolbitis heudelotii is probably the only that corresponds high-quality with the photo anyone has of a fern. It is most beautiful in the middleground of a tank layout. Together with driftwood and mosses, dense groups of African water fern can evoke the experience of a primeval jungle waterscape.

Also known as African Water Fern